Less than a month after the Chrome v93, Google announced its next iteration with many fixes, improvements and features.
Chrome 94 is now available in Android, iOS, Mac and Windows, and has reduced update cycle, HTTPS-First Mode, Sharing Hub, etc. While some are available on updating the app, some features need to be enabled manually. Here’s more about it;
Chrome 94 Features
In its blog post today, Google announced Chrome v94 with a lot of bug fixes, improvements, and features. Google solved 19 different security issues and 32 bug fixes in the Android version in the desktop version.
Regarding features, Chrome 94 has an Omnibox, the new sharing hub in Chrome browser where you can see all the copied links, generate QR codes, save and share pages right from the address bar. But, unfortunately, the Send to Devices option is now only available to those who’ve signed in to their Google account.
Further, there’s HTTPS-First Mode in Chrome 94, which forces the browser to load only the HTTPS version of a webpage. And if there’s no HTTPS version available, it will show a page-wide warning to the user before letting them access through advanced options.
In Android, Chrome 94 will let tablets host desktop websites, automatically start Progressive Web Apps, updated table renders on webpages and frozen tabs. Under this, all the inactive tabs and tab groups will be frozen until there’s activity detected.
In the iOS version, Chrome 94 gains a group action mode where you can select multiple tabs and apply bulk actions like bookmarking, sharing, closing, or adding to the reading list.
At last, Google reduced the update cycle from six weeks to four weeks and unveiled a new Extended Stable channel for Enterprise and Chromium users. Chrome on the desktop has also refined the Settings page to be less cluttered, as fewer options are seen per their category.